The Pirates Next Door

Cover of the book, The Pirates Next Door.

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Published by: Templar


4.23, based on 735 reviews.

Goodreads says:

The Jolley-Rogers have traded in the high seas for suburban life.

Meet the Jolley-Rogers - a pirate family who is moving to Dull-on-Sea, a quiet seaside town, while they fix up their ship. This unusual family soon has the whole neighborhood gossiping. Defying the grown-ups, Matilda becomes friends with young pirate Jim Lad. When the JolleyRogers return to sea, the town realizes that they were wrong to assume the worst when it is discovered that the pirates have buried treasure in everyone's yard. The neighbors are thrilled, but Matilda is sad to have lost her new friend, until she discovers her own treasure - a pen pal!

Waterstones says:

Winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2012

Pirate family the Jolley-Rogers move to a quiet seaside town in this award-winning best-seller by Jonny Duddle.

Stopping to fix their ship, this unusual family get the whole neighbourhood spreading rumours about their wild behaviour. Only Matilda, the girl next door, thinks that they are ok. When the family sail away, the town discovers they were wrong to assume the worst - sometimes a rough exterior hides buried treasure, literally!

Rating breakdown

4.23 out of 5 stars (735 ratings)
5 46% (336 ratings)
4 35% (256 ratings)
3 17% (123 ratings)
2 2% (18 ratings)
1 0% (2 ratings)

About Jonny Duddle

Jonny Duddle has been a concept artist for Aardman Animations and created fantastic illustrations for fiction and novelty books, including ALIENOLOGY. He wrote and illustrated THE PIRATE CRUNCHER. Jonny Duddle lives in Buxton, England.
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